AUGUSTA — Maine Earth Science Day is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Maine State Museum.

In celebration of national Earth Science Week, the museum will present a one-day educational fair full of displays and interactive demonstrations focusing on Maine’s geology, energy education, hydrology, archaeology and mega-mammals from the Ice Age. Participants can see how products from the earth contribute to our economy, education and enjoyment. Participants can learn about renewable energy, how granite is quarried, and can also pan for gold. Admission is free.

Schools, homeschools, and other groups are asked to schedule in advance; mainestatemuseum.org/learn/.

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